I’m on some streak now! I absolutely loved Kyoji Horiguchi against Neil Seery, as he is just above and beyond better than the veteran. Seery is a tough dude, but Horiguchi is elite in my opinion. Let’s not talk about my upset pick though, as Struve absolutely starched Antonio Silva. I rarely say this too, but I hope Silva retires. Anyways, if you don’t know what this post is all about, I’ll briefly fill you in. I can only select one fighter to be my lock of the week and that said fighter, can only be selected once this year (2016). I earn 1 point for a correct pick, however a wrong pick will reset me back to 0. I can add an additional 1 point to my total by picking an upset right, which does not reset my total if it’s wrong (That’s to make me look better). I will tweak this as we go!
Streak: 3 (Lock of the Day) + 2 (Upset of the Day) = 5
Lock of the Day: Demian Maia
Note: I don’t love this fight at all for Matt Brown, as it’s no secret that grapplers have been his achilles heal. So, you agree to fight one of the best? Ehh…Maia should take Brown down and keep him down, most likely submitting him at point. Lock it in!
Upset of the Day: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua
Note: This is do or die for Shogun, as he desperately needs a win to prove that he’s still a force in the light heavyweight division. His task in fighting a more athletic wrestler with decent striking certainly spells trouble. However, I’m going to side with the veterans experience and the power he packs is enough to upset Corey Anderson. I’m not entirely confident, but I don’t think it’s that far stretched of a pick either.